"In her hit Netflix comedy special Baby Cobra, an eight-month pregnant Ali Wong resonated so heavily that she became a popular Halloween costume. Wong told the world her remarkably unfiltered thoughts on marriage, sex, Asian culture, working women, and why you never see new mom comics on stage but you sure see plenty of new dads. The sharp insights and humor are even more personal in this completely original collection. She shares the wisdom she's learned from a life in comedy and reveals stories from her life off stage, including the brutal singles life in New York (i.e. the inevitable confrontation with erectile dysfunction), reconnecting with her roots (and drinking snake blood) in Vietnam, tales of being a wild child growing up in San Francisco, and parenting war stories. Though addressed to her daughters, Ali Wong's letters are absurdly funny, surprisingly moving, and enlightening (and disgusting) for all"-- Provided by publisher.
Book — vii, 259 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
In this 'Memoir of Acting and Reacting', Pieter-Dirk Uys focuses on his life as a playwright and performer, against the background of a changing South Africa. This is the story of his life in the threatre -- and the theatre in his life. It takes you on a journey, from his early years as a stage manager at the Space Theatre, to the satires of apartheid that made him a household name, to his more recent productions, covering events both on and off the stage. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes poignant, this book will appeal to fans of Pieter-Dirk Uys more than any other book he has written. (source: Nielsen Book Data)